I want to live closer to Jesus, My vision

I want to live closer to Jesus, My vision

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [I want to live closer to Jesus] (Gabriel)
Published in 17 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I want to live closer to Jesus,—
My vision so often is dim;
To look on His face and be filled with His grace,
I want to live closer to Him.

Refrain:
Closer to Jesus, closer to Jesus,
Closer to Him I would be:
To look on His face and be filled with His grace,
I want to live closer to Him.

2 I want to live closer to Jesus,
For often I follow afar;
His voice I would hear sounding close to my ear
To tell what His promises are. [Refrain]

3 I want to live closer to Jesus,
Still closer and closer each day;
Till clasping His hand I shall enter the land
Where I shall be near Him for aye. [Refrain]

Source: Assembly Songs: for use in evangelistic services, Sabbath schools, young peoples societies, devotional meetings, and the home #27

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I want to live closer to Jesus, My vision
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: Closer to Jesus, closer to Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

A Messenger for Jesus #d123

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Assembly Songs #27

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Christian Gospel Hymns #13

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Diadems #64

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Glorious Hymns #231

Greatest Hymns for use in the Churches #d122

Hosanna in the Highest, Gypsy Smith's Campaign Song Book #d76

Inspiring Hymns #48

Ministry in Song #d76

Revival Glory #d79

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Service Songs for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #30

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Songs of Hope for the Church and Sunday School #151

Songs of Salvation and Service. #d105

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Songs of Salvation and Service. Revised #53

The New Evangel #d99

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The World Evangel #32

Wonderful Jesus and Other Songs #23

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